All 26,000 acres of Fall Creek Falls State Park contain some of Tennessee’s most rugged beauty. Sharing its moniker with the waterfall of the same name, numerous other falls can also be found cascading through the park including Cane Creek, Piney, and Virgin Falls. Hike through the Cumberland Plateau and enjoy exploring 56 miles of trails in the park, countless natural caves, and even an 18-hole golf course!
Looking to rough it? You’re in luck. A strenuous four mile hike brings you to Virgin Falls, featuring 9 primitive campsites below the falls for the more adventurous camper.
For those seeking a less demanding camping experience, look no further. With over 220 campsites, camping at Fall Creek Falls State Park is a breeze and provides every luxury you could ask for. All sites come equipped with grills, water, tables, fire rings, and access to numerous bathhouses. Almost half of the sites have sewer connection and some will accommodate RVs up to 65 feet in length. Satisfy your every need at Fall Creek Falls!
This is hands down one of my favorite camp grounds. The entire area was super relaxed and was also a great place to hike. All the trails where very family friendly and the views were all breath taking. The staff was great and very helpful to find activities
wonderful park. well worth the hike to see the falls!!!
Offers everything you can possibly want. Hiking trails, great water falls, horse back riding, fishing, golf and wildlife. There are cabins available as well. Shower houses are clean and well situated.
The tent sites are wonderfully located with a short trail that connects you to a loop of the biggest and best overlooks, falls, and swimming spots. If you want to drive/bike a little further, there's a large lake, golf course, pool, and a couple restaurants inside the park. There's also a large inn and some small cabins on the lake. If you're looking for a longer hike, there are some trails in the 10-15 mile range with back country camping spots.
There's really something for everyone, but my personal favorite is the .4 mile "cable trail" to the base of Cane Creek Falls on the east side of the park. It's short, but as the name suggests, there is a cable that runs most of the trail practically out of necessity. I'm over 6 feet tall, but these "steps" are too big even for me. The trail runs along a spillway of rock down a steep hill side and you have to lower yourself down with the cable in several different spots. Once you come out of the trees at the bottom, the trail opens up to a large pool of water fed by two waterfalls. One of these is Cane Creek Falls which is much shorter than Fall Creek Falls, but has a significantly greater volume of water flowing over it. The views are great and so is the swimming. With any luck, you might also get lost on the way down and stumble across the top of the second falls which has a killer overlook of Cane Creek Falls.
This is a campground that offers something for everyone. Primitive walk in sites to cabins and EVERYTHING inbetween. The sites are wooded and spacious. It can get busy, so plan ahead.
The Park offers lots of hiking, biking and sight seeing. It has a nature center that is currently closed for remodeling and so is the Hotel.(That is the only reason I gave it a 4 vs 5 star) Did I say something for everyone. It is literally the best place for a family reunion. Cousin Athena who is so green that her toenails match her style will most likely use the hike in tent site only while Grandma Betty will stay in a Cabin or Hotel while ther rest of the Gang has oprions all inbetween. It has a Store that has more IPA beer choices than a brewery, an olympic sized pool, a outfitters outdoor store and a Treetop adventure park. You can get lost for days ( sometimes that is exactly what needs to happen on family reunions, especially if you forgot the Xanax) or you can hang oht by the pool eating icecream.
Love this place and would recommend it.
We recently visited Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tn while enroute to Georgia. The Tennessee countryside is an enjoyable backdrop to this meandering road trip and you are very close to several other excellent Tennessee SPs.
I noticed a sign on the way in to Fall Creek Falls advertising a yearly festival, the “Mountaineer Folk Festival” the weekend after Labor Day. http://www.mountainglenonline.com/thingstodo/events/mountaineer-folk-festival-at-fall-creek-falls-state-park.html
The park also has a nice looking golf course, the Tree Top Canopy Challenge and an extensive facility area including the visitors center, gift shop, general store, swimming pool, laundromat and grill.
When I visited last year it was extremely busy and the attractions were crowded. This year I visited on a week day after school was back in session so it was mostly retirees who haven’t started their migration south yet ;) at the campground. Fall Creek has a large spread out campground with several choices , primitive walk-ins, glamping or something in between. There are gravel sites and paved. A picnic table, fire ring and grill as well as electric and water hookups. The facilities are centrally located in each area.
We stopped at Fall Creek Falls first and made the trek down to the base of the falls after first visiting the overlook. Moderate, technical,( rocky, slippery, wear hiking shoes, carry your flip flops for the wade in the pool below) 1.6ish mile round trip hike. When you leave the Fall Creek area there is a one way road you can take to Piney Falls it has some picturesque views of the area.
Piney Falls is worth a look too. I love suspension bridges, my dogs not so much. Piney has a .4ish mile round trip hike that includes a long suspension bridge with a short scramble down to the river.
I also noticed some bike trail trailheads within the park, something else to enjoy while visiting.
Fall Creek Falls is definitely a place you can spend a week or more at and do something different everyday.
Many adventures offered from skeet shooting to hiking to waterfalls
We arrived at our primitive camp sites and the entire side was slopped. There was no place to put a tent or even a flat service to set a tent up. The entire half of the primitive sites were that way. It looked like the other half at least had taken some sort of machinery and created a flat pad. I will state that the views at this state park of some of the prettiest I have ever seen.
We camped here last fall in a tent before we had our pup & did a lot of Mountain biking! Tons of fun & beautiful scenery & trails!
We stumbled across this state park and absolutely loved it! The kids loved sliding down the waterfall! We loved the hiking! So much to do. Nice campsites with water at each site. The center of each campground is left as an open field. Families would play ball, games, everything in the evenings. Each camping loop had its own playground and pavilion. The bathrooms were older but they had signs up that they were getting replaced soon.